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#Wind Farm

# wind-farm - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Three children receive €225,000 settlement over alleged illnesses caused by windfarm near family home

The three children claimed that they had to leave their family home months after a nearby windfarm began operation.

# wind-farm - Monday 27 May, 2019

Two legal challenges launched against plans for 13-turbine wind farm in Westmeath

The farm will have some of the “highest structures in the country”.

# wind-farm - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans ESB

'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans

It has been announced that a major offshore windfarm beside Louth plans to begin commercial operations in the early-2020s.

# wind-farm - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation

The former technician at the wind farm services company won his unfair dismissal case at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wind-farm - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Clare landowner 'surprised and shocked' by Varadkar's comments about wind farm

The Taoiseach later said he was making a joke.

Fáilte Ireland raised concerns with Doonbeg wind farm months after Varadkar email

Fáilte Ireland said that the development could have an impact on tourism along the Wild Atlantic Way.

# wind-farm - Friday 16 March, 2018

Poll: Was Leo right to contact Clare council after Trump phone call? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was Leo right to contact Clare council after Trump phone call?

The Taoiseach sparked controversy with the anecdote, which he shared during an address in Washington yesterday.

Clare council says Leo Varadkar made no official intervention over Doonbeg wind farm

Varadkar said yesterday he got a call from Donald Trump over the wind farm.

# wind-farm - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Opposition hit out at Taoiseach over phone call with Trump about Doonbeg wind farm four years ago

The Taoiseach said he inquired with Clare County Council about the planning permission after Trump raised concerns with him.

# wind-farm - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Move by French company to cancel wind farm on site of Australian war dead welcomed as 'very touching'

10,000 Australians were killed or wounded at Bullecourt in northern France in 1917, towards the end of World War I.

# wind-farm - Thursday 28 September, 2017

High Court quashes planning board refusal of wind farm on Kildare-Meath border

Mr Justice Robert Haughton ruled that the application for the Maighne wind farm should be remitted back to An Bord Pleanala.

# wind-farm - Monday 29 February, 2016

The State is taking a €35 million punt on a huge new wind energy venture

The energy fund is set to start work on several wind farms in Ireland this year.

# wind-farm - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Claims that it could harm this bird have been thrown out, and a Tipp wind farm's going ahead

It had been claimed the project would result in the permanent and irrevocable loss of the habitat of the hen harrier.

# wind-farm - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Permission refused for 48-turbine wind farm in Mayo

An Bord Pleanála said it wasn’t satisfied that the area was suitable for the development.

# wind-farm - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Turbines taller than Spire get green light despite fears over environmental impact

Planning permission had previously been refused due to concerns over the site’s impact on a protected bird species and local bogs.

# wind-farm - Sunday 6 July, 2014

This wind turbine caught fire and threw a flaming blade dozens of metres

However, it is it believed to be an isolated incident as this make of turbine ‘rarely malfunctions’.

# wind-farm - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Government accused of using 'spin' to take attention away from wind farm protests

Campaigners claim that nothing has changed after the weekend’s announcement that a deal couldn’t reached with the UK on wind energy export.

# wind-farm - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Permission refused for Offaly wind farm

An Bord Pleanála said the ten 110 metre wind turbines at Cloghan would injure the visual amenities of the area.

# wind-farm - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

How students, farmers and priests are powering 3,500 homes

A community-owned windfarm in Tipperary can generate enough power to supply Nenagh with electricity.

# wind-farm - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain?

Up to 30,000 jobs could be created under new plans but they could lead to hundreds of wind turbines being built in the midlands. Do you welcome the plans?

# wind-farm - Friday 13 July, 2012

Italian police seize giant wind farm in mafia probe

Police seized assets worth €350 million as part of the crackdown on the mafia.

# wind-farm - Monday 23 April, 2012

New wind farm opened in Kilkenny

The wind farm was officially opened on Sunday in Kilkenny by Minister Pat Rabbitte, who confirmed that Bord Gáis Energy will develop a further 250MWs of wind energy over the next three years.

# wind-farm - Monday 12 September, 2011

Column: Wind farms aren’t the answer, they’re the problem

Wind farms are touted as the green solution to our energy needs, but just try living near one, writes Peter Crossan.

# wind-farm - Friday 20 August, 2010

THE CONSTRUCTION OF a cooperative wind farm project in Co Clare will create up to 300 jobs in the region.

West Clare Renewable Energy (WCRE) plans to build the largest community-owned wind farm in Ireland, with 28 turbines.

WCRE says the project will be able to produce enough electricity for every business and home in Co Clare.

Planning permission has been granted for the project, based between Ennis and Miltown Malbay.

It involves an investment of €200m and will be collectively run by 30 farming families.

The wind farm will take up to two-and-a-half years to construct.